Our capitalist craze to get the best deals has spawned a new shopping holiday: Grey Thursday. Or, as it's more commonly known, Thanksgiving Day. People choosing to go shopping on a national holiday is one thing. Retail employees being forced to work it is another.
There are many brave and decent people in Ferguson and elsewhere who still want to turn the horrors of Brown’s death into something good and lasting. But it has not happened yet.
It's important for the nation to focus on the opportunities that Obama's executive action makes available, opportunities for those immediately affected and for the nation at large.
Last year, 29 of the 100 highest-paid CEOs made more in personal compensation than their companies paid in federal income taxes.
In one famous incident recounted by NPR, the artist Robert Rauschenberg confronted the collector Robert Scull, who had just sold for $85,000 a work that the artist had sold to him for $900.
On this Thanksgiving week, some of those who have come to this country undocumented, in many cases unwillingly as children, are being given a chance to live the American dream without the immediate threat of deportation.
Confirmation bias is a big problem for democracy. We owe it to each other and to society to keep an open mind, to seek out facts instead of relying on our beliefs. But this doesn’t play so well on Twitter and Facebook. They don’t call them “followers” for nothing.
Building a new state psychiatric hospital is necessary both for treatment of patients and the safety of staff. Advances in society continue to reveal the benefits of diagnosing, understanding and treating mental health issues.
Although Kauffman Stadium was renovated in 2009, there are talks of building a new Royals stadium in downtown Kansas City.
Despite outcry from the right, Obama's executive action protecting some undocumented immigrations is reflective of presidents before him. Since the mid-1950s, every president has issued executive orders granting immigration relief, including Republicans.
Despite moral-high-horse predictions, when Florida tested welfare recipients for drugs, only 2.6 percent tested positive — far less than the 8 percent of Floridians overall who use illegal drugs.
President Obama's executive action is not enough to fix our country's broken immigration system.
WHAT OTHERS SAY: After scandal, Koster raises the bar for Missouri's ethics with new rules for himself
Attorney General Chris Koster's self-imposed ethical guidelines are a move in the right direction for ethics in Jefferson City. Now the Missouri legislature needs to step up, too.
We know there will be a decision in the killing of Michael Brown. We don't know whether Columbia will use the event to move forward or to just move on.
Ferguson Commission can be a step to repairing ignored race relations in St. Louis.
There has been debate in Wisconsin about the sale and consumption of raw milk. With 38 people recently becoming sick in Durand, Wisconsin, 26 confirmed by consuming raw milk, the opponents of raw milk sales argue against broader sale of the milk.
Longtime Food Bank members observed Kirkpatrick's legacy not with a retirement party but with, more appropriately, an appreciation party.
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Manhattan's district attorney, has set out to repair this ugly lapse with a plan to help prosecutors nationwide do DNA tests.
Cat cafes, which started in Taiwan and Japan, are coffee shops where you can go to play with cats while you enjoy a hot beverage.